Wide open landscapes, hills and woodlands, secret waterfalls and swimming places, mountains and hills to climb to escape. The best kept secrets. We know quite a few! Come and stay with us and we’ll help you to unlock this hidden county on the borderlands of Wales.
Do you like quiet roads? It may seem an effort to get here, as the nearest motorway ends at Ross-on-Wye or Ledbury but the effort is worth it. The rewards are:- beautiful gardens; quaint tea shops, craft workshops. swimming and fishing, canoeing and rafting even gorge walking. Footpaths criss cross the county so plenty to discover – always with a great bakery or pub nearby. England’s highest golf course is at Kington (10 miles) and there is another course at Wormsley (5 miles). Cycling is challenging and trails can be worked out and bicycles and trailers hired from Wheeley Wonderful .
Hay-on-Wye is close by
‘Herefordshireholidays’ cottages are perfectly placed to explore the gorgeous Marches borderland – we are just 2 miles from the Welsh Border so great walks, castles and stately homes such as Berrington Hall and Croft Castle National Trust properties.
Hereford is only 12 miles away and the market towns of Leominster, Hay-on-Wye, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Bromyard are all within easy reach: each have their own charms.
The farmhouse accommodation is listed on the “Black and White Villages” trail which meanders through Jacobean cruck framed villages. If you choose to drive, cycle or walk the trail you will find it includes tempting tea shops, artisan craft makers and galleries, near to picnicking spots on the River Wye and a collection of high quality antique markets and shops (Leominster).
One of the hidden secrets of Herefordshire is the wealth of stunning gardens and nurseries.
Events and things to see and do
We have an updated monthly list of local festivals, fetes and one off events and use the locally produced ‘Broad Sheep‘ to keep up-to-date with the local music and craft scene. We can help you to plan your visit in advance especially with Covid restrictions meaning you still need to book certain attractions in advance. The Small Breeds Farm at Kington for children and those born early is a must see especially with Jay’s Owl collection.
Galleries and Arts Events
Within three miles we have the choice of two great restaurant/pubs and a little further afield a Michelin starred restaurant: The Stagg Inn at Titley, just beyond Kington. Two of our favourites are the Riverside Inn at Aymestrey and the Sun Inn (4 miles). For afternoon teas you cannot beat the Westonbury Gardens Watermill Cafe near Pembridge and the Ye Olde Steppes tearoom in Pembridge. This one happens to next to one of our favourite galleries, Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge.
The Marches area is full of lovely walks of all different grades. Go west from us for more strenuous routes. Alternatively, walk along the River Wye for a gentle stroll. There are plenty of ideas on this site.